Did You Know that Vitamin C is Cancer’s Worst Enemy! Powerful Protection & Treatment for Viruses, Cancer & Harmful Microbes. Researchers at the University of Salford in the U.K. have found that Vitamin C inhibits the growth of cancer cells. This simple vitamin is a powerful protection and treatment, due to it’s powerful antioxidant properties. It has been found to be extremely effective when it comes to the prevention and treatment of Cancer. Due to the fact that Vitamin C is naturally occurring in your food sources will have no harmful effect on your body during the process of destroying of cancer cells. It has the ability to support the body’s healing mechanisms and immune system. The potency of Vitamin C has also been shown to be 10 times higher than the experimental drug 2-DG in the process, researchers say.
Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO)
The disease is the second most common cause of death and disease around the world, accounting for nearly nine million deaths in 2015 alone. At present statistics are showing that nearly 40 percent of men and women will develop cancer at some time in their lives. Evidence on data research is showing that if some serious changes aren’t made in the next two decades, these statistics will increase by over 70%. This having a devastating affect for your children and grandchildren. As you may well be aware of the medical model of cancer therapies — such as surgery, radiation therapy and systemic treatments, more often than not are not efficient. For the most part these treatments are deemed to be toxic, resulting in adverse affects with the person becoming more sick than before commencing the treatments. Many of the more aggressive tumours will not respond at all to treatments. When there is irreversible damage to the organ and tissue, the tumour will take on a life of it’s own. Rapidly spreading itself throughout the body.
How Vitamin C starves Cancer stem-like cells
Looking at the research, vitamin C starves cancer stem cells by blocking a process called glycolysis. The process is responsible for glucose metabolism, and inhibiting it prevents the mitochondria from gaining essential energy for survival. By incorporating vitamin C either as a complete treatment or as a integrative medicine to chemotherapy. It has the potential in stemming tumour recurrence and further progression of cancer.
During my years of Naturopathic Treatments, I have incorporated the use of herbal medicine to help target cancer stem cells – including herbs such as St Mary’s Thistle (milk thistle), Mistletoe and Turmeric. Vitamin C is inexpensive, natural, nontoxic and readily available. It’s potential in fighting this “deadly” disease is definitely a weapon that shouldn’t be ignored. There are many varied and different causes and stages to cancer. To the actual tumour growth and distribution. It is important to remember that prevention is always much easier than cure. Eliminating unhealthy habits and incorporating lifestyle and dietary changes is always recommended in giving each person every opportunity of recovering from cancer.
Worldwide Changes Needed
Changes that need to happen worldwide are establishing within communities organic farming, eliminating fast, processed and junk foods in the food chain.
What you can Do Now!
- Eliminate Processed Foods that are manufactured in mass production and especially if coming from overseas.
- Do not Grace your presence at any of the fast food outlets.
- Replace packaged snacks with fresh fruit and vegetables.
- Change your eating habits: Having 75% of your daily food intake being Vegetables, include a minimum of these being, 25% raw such as carrots, capsicum, cucumber, celery, apples, pears, bananas, sprouts, leafy green veggies etc.
- Eliminate negative habits such as Smoking, Excessive alcohol intake, illegal drugs & minimize intake of pharmaceutical medications. Replace these with healthy habits such as walking, swimming, meditating to ease stress, learn to paint, draw, dance just to name a few things that will be positive for you.
- Change all cleaning products over to organic and natural.
- Last but not least, plant a garden, even if it is a small garden. It has amazing health benefits, include some vegetables that are easy to grow first.
Additional Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is also an essential nutrient required by the body for the development and maintenance of scar tissue, blood vessels, and cartilage. Vitamin C is also necessary for creating ATP, dopamine, peptide hormones, and tyrosine. As mentioned previously vitamin C has powerful antioxidant properties. Vitamin C’s ability to lessen oxidative stress to the body is another reason that it is beneficial in the treatment and prevention of cancer.
How much Vitamin C and What foods are rich in it!
Foods rich in vitamin C – include bell peppers, capsicum, dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, broccoli, kale, berries, oranges, lemons, tomatoes, green peas, and papayas. It has been found that for treatment of Cancer a quantity as high as 100gms per day of Vitamin C has been tolerated well. But the ability for it to be absorbed by the blood “maxes out at 500 milligrams”. Daily dosage for prevention and support of immune function: 200 – 500 milligrams per day.
Capsicum, Peppers (otherwise known as Bell Peppers)
Yellow and Red are the richest sources
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per 10 strips (52g)||Per large pepper (186g)|
|183.5mg (306% DV)||95.4mg (159% DV)||341.3mg (569% DV)|
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup (165g)||Per fruit (55g)|
|228.3mg (381% DV)||376.7mg (628% DV)||125.6mg (209% DV)|
Dark Green Leafy Vegetables (Kale)
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup chopped (67g)|
|120mg (200% DV)||80.4mg (134% DV)|
Other Dark Green Leafy Vegetables include (%DV per cup and chopped) Turnip Greens,(55%) Chard/Beetroot tops (18%)and Spinach (14%).
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup chopped (92g)|
|89.2mg (149% DV)||81.2mg (135% DV)|
Other Brassica Vegetables High in Vitamin C (%DV per cup): Brussels Sprouts (125%), Green Cauliflower (94%), Cauliflower (86%), Red Cabbage (85%), and Cabbage (60%).
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup, sliced (180g)||Per fruit (69g)|
|92.7mg (155% DV)||166.9mg (278% DV)||64mg (107% DV)|
Gold Kiwifruit are also High in Vitamin C (%DV per fruit): (151%).
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup sliced (166g)||1 large strawberry (18g)|
|58.8mg (98% DV)||97.6mg (163% DV)||10.6mg (18% DV)|
Other Berries High in Vitamin C (%DV per cup): Raspberries (54%), Blackberries (50%) and Blueberries (24%).
Citrus Fruits (Oranges)
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup, sections (180g)||Per orange (131g)|
|53.2mg (89% DV)||95.8mg (160% DV)||69.7mg (116% DV)|
Other Citrus Fruit High in Vitamin C (%DV per fruit): Pummelo (619%), Grapefruit (114%), Lemon (74%), Clementine (60%).
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup (240g)||Per 2 tomatoes (246g)|
|22.8mg (38% DV)||54.7mg (91% DV)||56.1mg (93% DV)|
2 medium tomatoes contain just 44 calories and 0.3 grams of fat.
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup (63g)||Per 10 pods (34g)|
|60mg (100% DV)||37.8mg (63% DV)||20.4mg (34% DV)|
Raw Green Peas (97%), and Frozen Peas cooked (59%).
|Vitamin C in 100g||Per cup pieces (145g)||1 small papaya (157g)|
|60.9mg (102% DV)||88.3mg (147% DV)||95.6mg (159% DV)|
Other Fruits High in Vitamin C (%DV per cup, chunks or balls): Mango (100%), Pineapple (131%), Cantaloupe Melon (108%), and Honeydew Melon (53%).
Food is the Best Way to Get your Vitamin C
As it is readily absorbed and utilized by your body. As you can see there are plenty of choices with the foods to eat to get more than enough daily amount necessary with vitamin C to prevent or overcome cancer. The important thing to remember here is that you need to eat at least four or five of these foods every day. If you are fighting against cancer then you can double this quantity, making a smoothie from some of the fruits and vegetables mentioned. Swapping that biscuit or cake for a kiwi fruit, pineapple or orange. Add a dark green salad to your chicken fillet. At dinner time share a platter with capsicum, carrots, cucumber and kale. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and some lime juice. Have a Smoothie in the morning with your favourite berries and kiwi fruit.
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